19 Mother of the Bride Photos That Will Warm Your Heart

Get your tissues ready for this emotional Mother's Day roundup.
by Bridget Clegg
Hindu bride smiling with her family
photo by Dana Ann Photography

You may have shared a few eye rolls over price tags, flower varieties and crazy guest requests, but who else will voluntarily hook 126 tiny silk buttons on the back of your dress—with a smile on her face? See how these 19 real brides shared a quiet moment on their wedding day with the most important women in their lives. Below are our favorite emotional mother of the bride photos, in no particular order—guaranteed to make you tear right up.


Mother of the bride helps bride button her wedding dress
photo by Weddings By Hanel

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Mother of the bride portrait at Santa Barbara wedding
photo by Rob Greer Photography

From the album: A Rustic Elegance Wedding in Santa Barbara, CA


Mother of the bride at Hawaiian wedding
photo by Erin Paris Photography

From the album: A Rustic Beach Wedding at Sunset Ranch in Oahu, HI


Grandmother, mother and bride portrait on wedding day
photo by Nikki Mills

From the album: A Whimsical Wedding in Toronto, ON


Mother of the bride photo
photo by Sara Kauss Photography

From the album: A Winter Wonderland Wedding in Roseau, MN


Bride and mother of the bride on wedding day
photo by Reese Moore Photography

From the album: A Legare-Waring House Wedding in Charleston, SC


Mother of the bride and bride on her wedding day
photo by Jenny Haas Photography

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Mother of the bride photo
photo by Delmore Creative Photography

From the album: A Simple Chic Wedding in King City, ON



Mother of the bride and bride hug on wedding day
photo by Tasha Owen

From the album: A Bright and Modern Wedding in Redmond, WA


Bride and mother of the bride dance
photo by Tyler Boye Photography

From the album: A Classic Black-and-White Affair at the Arts Ballroom in Philadelphia, PA


Bride with mother and grandmother in crimson and gold wedding saris
photo by Dana Ann Photography

From the album: A Rustic Indian Wedding at Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple, Panchavati Gazebo in Chicago, IL


Bride and mother of the bride getting ready on wedding day
photo by V.A. Photography

From the album: A Vintage Spring Wedding at Plantation at Sunnybrook in Roanoke, VA


Bride and mother of the bride on wedding day
photo by Erin Johnson Photography

From the album: A Metropolitan Ballroom Wedding in Golden Valley, MN


Bride and mother of the bride in magenta sari
photo by Robyn Van Dyke Photography

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Bride and mother of the bride processional
photo by Wedding Photojournalism by Ron Soliman

From the album: A Bold Modern Wedding in Philadelphia, PA


Bride smiling at mom on wedding day
photo by Melanie Mauer Photography

From the album: A Simple Barnyard Wedding in Keene, KY


Traditional Chinese Mother of the bride wedding attire
photo by Kate Belle Photography

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Bride and mother of the bride on wedding day
photo by Tasha Owen

From the album: A Rustic Modern Wedding in Seattle, WA


Mother of the bride and bride on her wedding day
photo by Anne Lee Photography

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